Disneyland Paris Resort is Europe’s most visited themed attraction and even the American audience used to the exceptional Disneyland Anaheim and expansive Disney World Florida cannot fail to fall for the charms of what is widely considered to be the most architecturally beautiful and efficiently designed version of the “Magic Kingdom” style park first envisioned by Walt Disney himself. Featuring updated versions of classic rides pioneered in California and Florida, the Disneyland Paris variations are often designed to have significantly less queuing and positioned to allow visitors to be able to experience the optimum amount of rides and entertainment for their time. However, with two ever expanding Theme Parks, the night and entertainment spot Disney Village and many surrounding hotels, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the possibilities of the resort and miss out on an exciting potential part of your trip.
Those considering a trip to Disneyland Paris resort should definitely download a copy of the free Disneyland Paris App for their iOS and Android tablet or smartphone. The app contains interactive maps explaining every ride, shop, restaurant and more, so that you can get a better idea of what exactly there is to experience. You can read up to date news and receive newsletters from within the app and check current opening times. You can organize your trip and make reservations. The application can even then telephone through to Disneyland Paris directly, should you chose to book a trip from within the app.
However it is when you are inside the parks that the app really comes into its own. You can use geo-locating to show you exactly where you are standing on the interactive map, so you never have to worry about getting lost. For those with an iOS device with camera, you can even use augmented reality to guide you around the parks. You can chose to follow the built in guide and use recommended itineraries to make sure you experience everything. You can organize and plan your schedule, and even check current waiting times for different attractions in real time, which is incredibly useful for maximizing your fun time. Starting times for the many shows are updated in real time and you can set the device to remind you of them, so you don’t miss anything.
The app is not perfect, with occasional slow response times and some clunky interface issues, but for the most part it is beautifully presented and intuitive to use. Some people have experienced problems connecting to Wi-Fi within the park areas, so it may be worth checking first if you’ll require a device with 3 or 4G connectivity and data plans. However, the information provided is first rate, especially the real time updates of show and queue times, and the interactive maps are perfectly designed. Being able to reserve restaurants also saves a significant amount of time whilst in the parks.
Disneyland Paris Resort is an essential holiday destination for every family to experience at least once, but it can be an expensive experience. This app will allow you to thoroughly research and plan your trip before you go, and maximize your time when at the resort. Remember – all shows and rides within the parks are included in your booking price, so you’ll want to utilize this free app to help you experience as many as possible!